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Recently began rereading Arthur C. Clarke's excellent SF novels the 'Rama series'. These inventive novels contain an account of humanity's first three 'visitations' by an alien species. And in fact it provoked me to create the above fractal image entilted 'Rama Revealed III'. Then synchronistically a friend emailed, and knowing of my obsession with world of fractal design, asked if I had seen the Youtube video about 'fractals' introduced by. and featuring Arthur C. Clarke.
"Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry. This show relates the science of the M-Set to nature in a way that seems to identify the hand of God in the design of the universe itself. Dr. Mandelbrot in 1980 discovered the infinitely complex geometrical shape called the Mandelbrot Set using a very simple equation with computers and graphics."
Arthur Clarke - Fractals - The Colors Of Infinity [1 of 6]